Home

FILE UNDER -- Alpine // Top Story

Wind cancels 2nd training run at Lake Louise

The second training run ahead of the Bombardier presents Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup races was canceled today (Nov. 25) by winds gusting over 100km per hour.

The unpredictable winds made the track unsafe and unfair for all the racers. Darrell MacLachlan, Chief of race, decided to pull the plug.

“It was really windy outside, it was gusty winds. We checked with a number of our weather services and the systems were coming rapidly at us with wind gust up to 140 km/h,” said MacLachlan. “We couldn’t have the racers go down the race course, it was a matter of safety. The wind gusts were unpredictable and we needed to make sure that we could provide a fair race for everyone and that wasn’t the case today.”

“Tomorrow the system will be improving and there will certainly be a better chance to hold  training,” added MacLachlan.

Friday (Nov. 26), weather permitting, will be the final downhill training run before the official speed season kicks off Saturday with the first downhill race following by a super-G race on Sunday at Bombardier Lake Louise Winterstart.

Hank McKee

Senior Editor

What do you think?

comments

In-Depth Analysis:

Join Today!

Why Irish Links Golf is Like Skiing in the Alps

Americans skiing in Europe for the first time are often struck by how rugged the experience can be.

Sienna vs. Subaru: The Top 10 Cars for Ski Racing Families

So what if we can’t all drive around in Audis like World Cup stars?

Bring Out the Bling - Who won big at the 2015 USSA End-of-Season Awards

Here’s a closer look at the esteemed list for 2015.
Welcome to Skiracing.com's Mobile Site!